Author Harriet Parke, Rep Steve King Join CRF Radio


Please tune in to CRF Radio with Steven Rosenblum and me as we welcome two excellent guests to the program on Saturday, January 26 at 6 p.m. Eastern. After posting a review of the prescient thriller Agenda 21, I was introduced to its author Harriet Parke on twitter by a mutual friend. Knowing how much our listeners would enjoy hearing from her, I invited Harriet to join us for a segment to discuss her book, and she graciously agreed. We’ll welcome her in the back half of the show at 6:50 p.m. to talk about both the fictional and non-fictional Agenda 21, her thoughts on how to engage the culture to positively affect our politics and election outcomes, and the process by which she conceived and wrote her novel. If you’re unfamiliar with the novel Agenda 21, check out my review here. Visit Harriet’s blog here and follow her on twitter here.

In the first half of the show, returning guest and intrepid patriot, Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) will offer his insights on a range of issues including: Benghazi, the debt ceiling fight, the president’s push for gun control regulations, the costs of Obamacare and the litany of new regulations coming down from the EPA, DHS, HHS and the rest of the alphabet soup that is bureaucratic Washington, DC. Follow Congressman King on twitter here and visit his official website here.

As always, the hosts and guests welcome your calls at (347) 637-1121 and your participation in the live chat room. Join us this Saturday, January 26 at 6 p.m. Eastern for CRF Radio!


Email of the Day

Received in my inbox today:


First of all, to my children and grandchildren and generations to come, I am sorry for you.

To all who voted for Barack Hussein Obama. It’s often said there are two great disappointments in life…(1) Not getting what you want and (2) Getting what you THOUGHT you wanted.

YOU have successfully destroyed this nation. It should now be renamed the USSA…”United Socialist States of America ”. This is NOT an exaggeration. From now on with all the issues facing America , all we will care about in this great nation will be race, class warfare and women’s reproduction issues. Let me explain….

During the first four years of his administration “BO” nationalized the housing industry, the automobile industry, and the medical industry…all “socialized”. Expect in the second term, nationalism of the airline industry, the oil and gas industry, and the power industry (electrical power from fossil and nuclear fuel sources). Expect much more borrowed and tax money to be given to unproductive and unsuccessful “green” industries.

Many women selfishly voted for “BO”…their votes driven exclusively by their reproductive ability…government-funded abortion on demand…early term…late term…it will make no difference. Contraception will be government provided but, sadly, rarely used. Now the women are guaranteed two “freedoms of choice”…the freedom to avoid pregnancy and secondly, the freedom to terminate it once they ignore the first choice.

Some form of amnesty will not only grant legitimacy to illegal aliens, it will also assure huge payments for housing, subsistence, medical care, and free secondary education at the public expense. That’s the only way the illegals can be enslaved to vote for liberalism…which they will be allowed to do.

Expect significantly more relaxed drug laws and far less severe punishments for drug use. Then, expect a huge expenditure on government drug treatment centers and increasing costs to feed and house the rapidly growing numbers of non-productive users.

Expect the progressive elimination of GOD from visibility. The concept of separation of church and state will be taken by legislation to unlawful levels so the public will eventually (perhaps not in this administration but in future ones) be unable to have any public display of religion on their lawns during the “winter holiday” (can’t call it Christmas anymore…someone might be offended).

Expect more and more accommodation of Islam with disregard to Christianity. It was very evident in the last four years…it will become more so in the next four years. Remember…we don’t want to offend anyone.

It’s possible for three Supreme Court justices to be replaced in the next four years. Expect a very liberal Supreme Court which powerfully legislates from the bench. The same will hold true for dozens (hundreds?) of lower court judges. They WILL vote in favor of the liberal ideal. Morality is not an issue.

The second amendment to the Constitution will, in some way, be significantly diluted. Perhaps with exorbitant taxes on ammunition? As a matter of fact, any time the Constitution is a barrier to liberal idealism, it will either be ignored or diluted by some form of legislation, executive degree, or liberal judicial interpretation…somehow by-passed.

Be prepared for YOUR GOVERNMENT to allow, if not encourage, outside influence into your lives. The U.N. will begin to dictate to us and we will comply. You will be forced to fall in line with Europe . We will become “Europeanized”. It thrills other nationalities that we will be brought down to their standards. They’re giddy with excitement over “BO’s” re-election…as are Putin, Castro, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad…all of whom endorsed “BO”

When (it’s already happened as evidenced by the election) a high enough percentage of the population Is “ENSLAVED” to and by the government, they (all of us!) will have to vote to keep them (the “masters”) in power so they (the public) can continue to be cared for.

We are now enslaved by socialism. There is no turning back. It’s impossible to get a sufficient number of votes to displace the “masters”. Conversely, the “masters” cannot take back what they’ve already given without risk to their power.

These issues are only the superficial tip of the iceberg. Other issues are also contributors.

Since we are now about SIXTEEN TRILLION in debt (FIVE trillion added in the last four years!), expect the total collapse of the economy of the U.S.S.A. Not just increasing the tax on the wealthy…but taking 100% of their total wealth would not begin to reduce the national debt. With the vast increase in government spending and nationalization of more business and industry, expenditures to keep the SLAVES (us!) in line will destroy us.

The question is no more fundamental than how long it will take for the total collapse of the American economy.

Obama voters…remember this missive. You got what you thought you wanted

And again, to my kids and their kids…I’m so sorry. You have been dealt a losing hand by those who are selfish and willing to sacrifice this nation for their own immediate and personal interests.

Bob Cottam

I don’t know Bob, but I must commend him for eloquently expressing the thoughts of so many of us in the aftermath of Obama’s re-election. Earlier today I was out driving and at two different points, found myself behind cars featuring Obama stickers — “Women for Obama” and a generic “Obama-Biden 2012”. In both cases, especially the former, I briefly flirted with the idea of laying on the horn or tailgating to get their attention, then denigrating myself to the level of the typical Obama voter by making some obscene gesture of my disapproval. Alas, unlike most Lefties, I hold myself to a higher standard though I will not deny the anger I feel toward these idiots only seems to grow stronger with each passing day.

As I posted immediately after the election I am ASHAMED of my gender — absolutely ASHAMED. And I am grappling with feelings of complete disgust with longtime family friends who have revealed that once again, they voted for Obama and another four years of utter devastation. These same people also have a deep love for my special needs brother Ralph. I hope the day never comes when Obamacare denies Ralph some necessary procedure, operation or medicine he might need, but if it does, I will be sure to “thank” them to their face for aiding and abetting evil. Suffice it to say, I have lost all respect for them, particularly the wife who prides herself on her high moral standards. I might have been able to forgive one grave mistake in 2008, but four years — and an abysmal economic and foreign policy record later, including the Benghazi deception — and I have lost all willingness to offer the benefit of the doubt.

Anyone who voted for Obama is an accessory to a crime — the murder of our once great Republic. Thanks for nothing.


More Thoughts on the Election

Throughout the bruising, relentless primary season I had many battles with other conservatives over who would be the best “ABR” (Anybody But Romney). Although we might have supported different candidates from Bachmann to Gingrich to Santorum to Paul, we all agreed that handing “next in line” Mitt Romney the nomination would have disastrous results in the general election. And as I said on the air last night, to my surprise I actually grew to like Mitt Romney during the course of the general campaign. Policies and record aside, he is a decent, generous, capable and accomplished man who would have made a much better President than the one we’re stuck with for another four years — even if I would have inevitably disagreed with him on some issues. I was resigned to the fact that we as conservatives would first have to oust Obama from the White House, then continue to reform the GOP and hold a President Romney accountable. All things considered, at least he loved the USA as founded and understood our exceptional nature.

Looking back at the debates in particular, it is astonishing that over 50% of the electorate could deliberately ignore the stark contrast between a respectful, intelligent and amiable businessman and a smug, arrogant man-child ostensibly holding presidential office but presenting himself as anything BUT presidential — especially in the first and last debate. Obama was petulant, petty, mean-spirited and just plain wrong in many of his accusations (e.g., bayonets) but by taking the “gentlemanly” route and allowing these unfounded insults and character assaults to go unanswered, Romney did himself and the USA a huge disservice.

Then again….I am reminded of why I fought so hard against his candidacy. As I noted months ago, sending the purveyor of Romneycare to go up against the inflictor of Obamacare was a losing proposition. Is it any wonder Romney never attacked his opponent on Obamacare’s onerous business-destroying provisions such as the 50-employee mandate, not to mention its inevitable rationing as evidenced by the IPAB — Independent Payment Advisory Board — 15 unelected bureaucrats who will determine who is “worthy” of necessary medical procedures?

Somehow I doubt a Rick Santorum, a Newt Gingrich, a Michele Bachmann or a Herman Cain would have made the same fatal mistake.

And as expected, with Obama’s victory all but ensuring full implementation of this disastrous socialized medicine scheme, the lay-offs have already begun. Those of us who never bothered to read the bill are now finding out what’s in it — and it’s not pretty. Too bad we didn’t have a Republican nominee who possessed the credibility to hang this albatross around Obama’s neck simply by informing the public.

Speaking of which, in his desire to be a “nice” guy while frequently referring to the statist in the White House in the same way, Romney refused to attack him over his dereliction of duty with respect to Benghazi — which led to the deaths of four upstanding Americans who served their country with honor and dignity. Michelle Malkin was 100% correct when she urged Mitt Romney to get the “nice guy” talking point out of his mouth when referring to Obama. Too bad he didn’t listen. Not even after we found out the President watched the Benghazi attack unfold in real time, denied them help and then jetted off to Vegas for a fundraiser.

Which brings me to another critical point: RINOs.

In one sense, I completely sympathize with the three million Republicans who sat home on Election Day. They are sick to death of being “good soldiers” for the Republican machine that hates conservatives and conservatism, and only tolerates them in order to win elections. When Romney and the GOP snubbed Palin, refusing her a prime-time speaking slot at the RNC because she was too “extreme”, I knew we were doomed. Not only was it a slap in the face to Palin’s supporters, it was a complete repudiation of limited government principles. Ditto for their equally dismissive attitude toward Ron Paul. Then the final blow: awarding Chris Christie the keynote, which turned out to be one of the worst convention speeches in history. Instead of extolling the virtues of the Republican nominee, Christie made it all about him. No wonder he gushed all over Obama in a Hurricane Sandy photo-opp — he sees the same narcissistic impulses in our president that he himself possesses. Much like Obama’s Chicago thuggery and chameleon accent that changes according to the crowd he’s addressing, Christie’s Tony Soprano act wore thin a long time ago, along with his RINO impulses (e.g. support for cap and trade and gun control, belief in manmade global warming and refusal to acknowledge the threat of radical Islam without and within).

I remember rhetorically battling it out with my Dad who, although an ardent admirer of Palin, bought into the GOP nonsense that this was somehow the best strategy to win over the independent voters we needed to win. “We gotta get this guy out,” he’d implore me urgently, meaning Obama.

As I told Dad, independents wouldn’t matter if a large chunk of the base stayed home. And Palin had single-handedly done more for the cause of Constitutional conservatism than any political figure in recent history — even with the left and her own party waging war on her since 2008. And while I am not a fan of Ron Paul’s foreign policy and his naivete with respect to jihad, Sharia Law, Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood, I do agree with him on economics. Regardless, he and his followers deserved to be heard at the convention; the Republican Party was wrong to slight them, and as expected, it came back to bite them in the butt.

For as much as they kvetch about the need for a “big tent” it seems that only applies on a superficial, identity politics (female, Hispanic, etc) level; certainly not on an ideological one. Otherwise, all voices would have been given an opportunity to be heard.

As expected though, the GOP hasn’t learned the real lesson and is now admonishing us that the answer is to pander even more to specific voting blocs like Hispanics, apparently to out-amnesty the Democrats and reward more criminal behavior (yes, breaking the law is criminal, regardless of motive). Amazing when you consider 1.) our cratering economy and 2.) our already unsustainable entitlements.

Where do we go from here?

I tend to agree with Glenn Beck when he urged his listeners to strengthen their families and communities, act on a local level and if at all possible, get the hell out of the Northeast and move south. Fortify the red states to shore up electoral votes. Let the liberals suffer the consequences of their failed policies. And somehow the Right has got to get into the cultural and educational arenas because culture is politics. As much as I despise the Left, I must give credit where it is due: they patiently dismantled public education, pop culture, media and academia and infiltrated it with progressive propaganda, successfully dumbing down the electorate to the point where they have no understanding of history, no appreciation for the Constitutional Republic bequeathed to us by the Founding Fathers and no more belief in the “quaint” concepts of hard work, personal responsibility, self-reliance and rugged individualism. They have indoctrinated a new generation to believe it is the government’s job to assist those who fall on hard times rather than incumbent on individuals. And the results are frightening.

None of this will be solved overnight and as Tuesday’s results suggest, things will have to get a whole lot worse before they get better. In addition to what’s in Obamacare, we’ll soon find out what Obama meant when he told the Russian president he’d have more “flexibility” after the election. We’ll feel the full effects of sequestration. We’ll suffer through four more years of unemployment, underemployment and economic stagnation. We’ll live in a world where America no longer stands up to the world’s most brutal dictators but instead embraces them — while simultaneously betraying our allies like Israel.

All for “free” birth control, abortion on demand, welfare checks, food stamps and Obamaphones. God help us.